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Ghana Armed Forces Justifies Why their Men shot two civilians at Ejura during a Protest, says some Protestors had guns on them.

Days after the sad development at Ejura which has so far led to the death of two persons with a 16 year old boy having his leg amputated, the Ghana Armed Forces has given reasons behind they firing into the crowd.

President Akufo Addo after the incident has set up a committee of inquiry to probe what exactly was the issue which has given Ghana yet another bad name on the international stage.

Well, the Committee has began its job and so far has invited persons to come testify.

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The Ashanti regional Minister Simon Osei who heads the Political structure in the region has given his side of the story admitting that he instructed the military to go to Ejura.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), on the other hand has said its personnel were compelled to fire into the protesters during the Ejura disturbances after gunshots were fired from among the protesters.

This is the first time such a claim has been made, as initial reports only suggested that the protesters pelted the security personnel with stones and had in their possession knives and machetes.

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Ibrahim Mohammed aka Kaaka was attacked by some thugs which led to his dead for being critical of political leadership in Ejura.

At his burial, some youth who were never happy with how Kaaka was murdered reportedly staged a protest which led to the military storming the place to fire live bullets into the crowd resulting in the death of two people and multiple injuries.

Speaking to the committee of inquiry, the General Officer Commanding of the Central Command of Ghana Armed Forces Brigadier General Joseph Aphour, who made the claim when he appeared before the ministerial committee probing the incident, said its personnel initially gave verbal warnings to the demonstrators, when they arrived at the scene, but the protesters did not pay heed.

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He also claimed that they had arrested two people with weapons and handed them over to the police.

Situations in Ejura after the killing has been normalized but as to if it’s going to continue only time will have to tell.

I'm Sir Patrick, the senior editor at CbGist.com. I’m from Hohoe in the Volta region of Ghana and a graduate from the University development studies, with a degree in Communication. Writing has been one of the talents I nurtured since basic school and still getting better each day. I have taken up some volunteering opportunities at various online platforms to better my writing skills. At Cbgist.com, we fact check our stories.

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